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  • Renewables could power Minnesota: study

    Renewables could power Minnesota: study
    Minnesota could get more than half its power from renewables by 2030, according to a study by the Wind Energy Foundation.


    The state has a lot of biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, waste-to-energy and wind potential.  Harnessing these could add more than 6,000 MW of ...

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  • Iowa politician looks to untapped water

    Democratic Rep. Dan Kelley thinks that Iowa can be a leader in hydropower just as it is in wind energy.

    The state already gets more than a quarter of its power from wind.  Kelley is interested in studying the potential of dams to generate power.  He is considering introducing a ...

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  • Swine of the times: Electricity generation

    Home to more than 10 million swine, North Carolina certainly has a lot of pig poop to get rid of.

    Storms Hog Farm in Bladenboro, NC, has an answer.  The nearly 30,000 hogs living on the farm in the southeastern corner of the state are powering the Storms Hog Power ...

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  • Midcentury target: one-third of power from wind

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) draft Wind Vision Study projects that more than one-third of the country’s power supply could come from wind by mid-century.

    This is a revision of previous estimates.  In 2008, the U.S. had 25 gigawatts of installed generation in 29 states, at an installation price of ...

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